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duckroll
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(10-06-2010, 01:05 PM)
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http://twitter.com/YasunoriMitsuda/status/26541996000
http://member.square-enix.com/jp/spe...sic/xenogears/

Mitsuda has tweeted that he's going to be working on a Xenogears fully orchestrated album. Square Enix has put up a section on their members site for fans to vote on their favorite Xenogears tracks from the original soundtrack. The most popular ones will likely be selected to be part of this orchestrated album.
Time to vote. I'll definitely vote for "Shevat, The Wind is Calling", "Omen", "The One who is Torn Apart", "Bonds of Sea and Fire", and "Faraway Promise".
catapult37
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(10-06-2010, 01:30 PM)
Oh, awesome!! As much as I love CREID ("Dajil" being particularly awesome), there were some takes on the music that I didn't appreciate as much as the original. This is exciting news!
GhaleonQ
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(10-06-2010, 01:37 PM)
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So, this happened before the long-gestating Chrono Cross arranged album?

Also, better news (unless you listened to the gamerip already): Opoona soundtrack release!
jett
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(10-06-2010, 01:45 PM)
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This before Chrono Cross? We even already got an arranged XG album in CREID.
duckroll
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(10-06-2010, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

This before Chrono Cross? We even already got an arranged XG album in CREID.

Now, now, no one said this will be out anytime soon. It is merely being announced now. If Chrono Cross is anytime to go by, we'll still be wondering where this is in 2015! :lol
trejo
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(10-06-2010, 01:48 PM)
Where's my Chrono Cross, Mitsuda?
speedpop
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(10-06-2010, 01:54 PM)
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Cool. Another one!
hsukardi
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(10-06-2010, 02:05 PM)
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Pissed that the promised Chrono Cross acoustic album is still not out after 5 years.. but PSYCHED FOR AN ORCHESTRAL XENOGEARS ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diomedeskun
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(10-06-2010, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

This before Chrono Cross? We even already got an arranged XG album in CREID.

There was also an arranged Chrono Trigger album, The Brink of Time. It was some wacky Jazz thing that sounded really wrong with much of the Chrono Trigger music, especially Magus's theme, but at least it's not as bad as Secret of Mana +, the Seiken Densetsu 2 arrange album.

edit: Sorry, I read Trigger, not Cross. We need the Cross album desperately. Hurry up Mitsuda.
brandonh83
(10-06-2010, 02:07 PM)
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Hopefully it's a good orchestrated album, and not your typical half-assed orchestrated game soundtrack.
djtiesto
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(10-06-2010, 02:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Diomedeskun

There was also an arranged Chrono Trigger album, The Brink of Time. It was some wacky Jazz thing that sounded really wrong with much of the Chrono Trigger music, especially Magus's theme, but at least it's not as bad as Secret of Mana +, the Seiken Densetsu 2 arrange album.

edit: Sorry, I read Trigger, not Cross. We need the Cross album desperately. Hurry up Mitsuda.

I would have really liked Secret of Mana + (even if it didn't have anything to do with the game), if it weren't for the annoying phone ring sample that kept on playing throughout it.
Cataferal
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(10-06-2010, 02:13 PM)
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It's been 6-7 years since he announced that Chrono Cross guitar rearrangement album. I think he may have gotten a bit complacent.

Hopefully his commitments with SE on this project are binding.
Ganondorfo
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(10-06-2010, 02:14 PM)
Any great rpg soundtracks as good as chrono cross or xenogears (besides the final fantasy ones). I found most of the rpg soundtracks very mediocre. Baten kaitos is in my opinion almost as good as chrono cross in the music department (to bad motoi sakuraba has plenty boring soundtracks (see tales of series)...

Even iwadare is getting boring after grandia 1 and lunar 2.
DaBuddaDa
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(10-06-2010, 02:15 PM)
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To be packaged in with a localized Xenoblade and HD remake of Xenogears, right?
y2dvd
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(10-06-2010, 02:19 PM)
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Oh man, Mebius was so good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi5BVLfLfUk
Squall5042
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(10-06-2010, 02:24 PM)
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The nice thing about this album is that no matter which songs they pick I'll undoubtedly be happy :D
viewtifulsub
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(10-06-2010, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Time to vote. I'll definitely vote for "Shevat, The Wind is Calling", "Omen", "The One who is Torn Apart", "Bonds of Sea and Fire", and "Faraway Promise".

Throw in also "The Treasure Which Cannot Be Stolen", "Shattering Egg of Dreams", and "Wings".
Then i'm sold.
teiresias
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(10-06-2010, 02:43 PM)
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Mitsuda always had pretty masterful use of his samples, and the ones he used were amazing, so I've never really wanted for a specifically orchestrated release of either Chrono Cross or Xenogears. I'd still buy them though!
speedpop
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(10-06-2010, 02:43 PM)
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It wouldn't surprise me if being a small part of the Symphonic Fantasies last year might have invigorated Mitsuda somewhat into delving with this. I will be most interested to know who will be doing the arrangement, but judging by the wording it may seem that Mitsuda himself is going to be the arranger.

I'm slightly hopeful that he incorporates (at least the first half) of The Beginning and the End somewhere on the album. The chorals on that track and the layers of the harmony still gives me goosebumps all the time and having a more expanded section of it somewhere would send me over the moon.
hsukardi
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(10-06-2010, 02:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Diomedeskun

There was also an arranged Chrono Trigger album, The Brink of Time. It was some wacky Jazz thing that sounded really wrong with much of the Chrono Trigger music, especially Magus's theme, but at least it's not as bad as Secret of Mana +, the Seiken Densetsu 2 arrange album.

edit: Sorry, I read Trigger, not Cross. We need the Cross album desperately. Hurry up Mitsuda.

Brink of Time is a really good acid jazz album.

Hated it when I heard it when I was in my early teens. Listened to it again in my late teens during college and I got it. The whole album is magic.
Herbspicesoy
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(10-06-2010, 02:47 PM)
Bonds of Sea and Fire has been randomly, usually while cooking/dishes, playing in my mind lately.
trejo
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(10-06-2010, 03:00 PM)
Throw in June Mermaid and I might be on board.
Lionheart1827
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(10-06-2010, 03:04 PM)
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Awesome news. More Mitsuda is always good!
jett
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(10-06-2010, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by trejo

Throw in June Mermaid and I might be on board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvrZL6E2rw
trejo
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(10-06-2010, 03:17 PM)

Originally Posted by jett

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvrZL6E2rw

So good.
A Twisty Fluken
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(10-06-2010, 03:18 PM)
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This is actually 99% of what I would want out of a full Xenogears game remake.
brohmbel
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(10-06-2010, 03:22 PM)
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As long as it ends up having The Treasure That Cannot Be Stolen and The One Who is Torn Apart, I'll be happy. Hell, I don't care what's on it. It'll come out great.
nelsonroyale
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(10-06-2010, 03:24 PM)
the one who bares fangs at god is my fave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78A5MzzXgkg
DarknessTear
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(10-06-2010, 03:28 PM)
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Yeah, the Xenogears soundtrack stands out as one of the best RPG soundtracks ever for me. It was full of depressing music though.

I wish Mitsuda still composed stuff of this quality.

I'd vote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIhzoo4HUtA
And the music that plays in the Yggdrasil is always awesome.
Last edited by DarknessTear; 10-06-2010 at 03:37 PM.
FlashbladeGAF
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(10-06-2010, 03:31 PM)
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YES!
The Symphonic Fantasy album ChronoTrigger/Chrono Cross track will hold me over until Mitsuda decides to arrange Chrono Cross himself, but in the meantime gimme Xenogears!
ITA84
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(10-06-2010, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Time to vote. I'll definitely vote for "Shevat, The Wind is Calling", "Omen", "The One who is Torn Apart", "Bonds of Sea and Fire", and "Faraway Promise".

I vote "Flight"!

Xenogears is the only game I've bought the soundtrack CD of.
Diomedeskun
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(10-06-2010, 03:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by hsukardi

Brink of Time is a really good acid jazz album.

Hated it when I heard it when I was in my early teens. Listened to it again in my late teens during college and I got it. The whole album is magic.

It's been many years for me too (97 or 98 maybe?) and I was probably mostly disappointed at not having an epic Magus theme, so I might have to give it another try. I still hate Secret of Mana +, largely because it is headache inducing from all the phone sounds and is only one track on the CD.
Ganondorfo
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(10-06-2010, 03:58 PM)

Originally Posted by DarknessTear

Yeah, the Xenogears soundtrack stands out as one of the best RPG soundtracks ever for me. It was full of depressing music though.

I wish Mitsuda still composed stuff of this quality.

I think he is out of creativity... Listen to his recent soundtracks like soma bringer, world of destruction, arc rise fantasia, they are standard rpg music, nothing extraordinary anymore like the days of chrono cross and xenogears.

The same can be said to every composer from the old days working now (uematsu also never matched his final fantasy 8 work, iwadare his grandia 1 work, sakuraba his baten kaitos work).
1GabUp
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(10-06-2010, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by catapult37

As much as I love CREID ("Dajil" being particularly awesome), there were some takes on the music that I didn't appreciate as much as the original.

Me too! Really happy for this news!
mattp
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(10-06-2010, 04:29 PM)
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you know it's really hard not to get excited that square is acknowledging xenogears' existence..
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(10-06-2010, 04:41 PM)
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anaron
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(10-06-2010, 06:43 PM)
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Sweet. :)

Hoping for Awakening, Shevat and of course, Flight.
B.K.
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(10-07-2010, 02:18 AM)
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What I would like:

Shattering Egg of Dreams
Emotions
The Treasure Which Cannot Be Stolen
Lost Broken Shards
The Blue Traveler
Gathering Stars in the Night Sky
Into the Sky
Pray for the People's Joy
Awakening
Small Two of Pieces
Urban Scholar
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(10-07-2010, 02:28 AM)
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Is Knight of Fire apart of the selection?!
Geneijin
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(10-07-2010, 02:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by GhaleonQ

Also, better news (unless you listened to the gamerip already): Opoona soundtrack release!

Ooh, now this I like hearing. Source?
Aeana
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(10-07-2010, 02:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Geneijin

Ooh, now this I like hearing. Source?

I don't know Ghaleon's source, but VGMDB is very reliable: http://vgmdb.net/album/21398
December 22!
GhaleonQ
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(10-07-2010, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

I don't know Ghaleon's source, but VGMDB is very reliable: http://vgmdb.net/album/21398
December 22!

Indeed! http://squareenixmusic.com/musicnews..._from=&ucat=2&

He had announced his intentions to do so awhile ago, but it's finally confirmed.
DMeisterJ
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(10-07-2010, 02:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by mattp

you know it's really hard not to get excited that square is acknowledging xenogears' existence..

Hopefully this bodes well for a US PSN release.
gketter
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(10-07-2010, 02:53 AM)
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I want!

Xenogears is one of my all time favorite OSTs
Geneijin
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(10-07-2010, 02:56 AM)
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Thanks! I await the cdjapan listing.
Niks
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(10-07-2010, 03:02 AM)
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Such good news!! Without a doubt one of the best OSTs of all time.
Korigama
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(10-07-2010, 03:08 AM)
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Of what hasn't already been mentioned, Fuse and Ship of Regret and Sleep would also be nice.
Thaedolus
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(10-07-2010, 03:12 AM)
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Fucking awesome, day 1, etc. Xenogears has to be my most listened to video game album ever, there aint a dud on it. The soundtrack alone convinced me to buy the game before it came out in America. Creid is already the bomb but fuck me if I won't take more!
SupraDarky
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(10-07-2010, 03:15 AM)
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Amazing news! I'll definitely vote for Shevat, The Wind is Calling. This reminds me, I need to play this game again, it's been a long while.

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